6/23/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson invited Jared Goff and the rest of the Rams rookies to his L.A. house last night to chill and eat … and talk about life as a rookie in the National Football League.
The NFL cancelled it’s league wide “rookie symposium” this year. Instead, teams are hosting their own classes. The point … prepare young players for the real-life challenges of being a pro athlete.
The Rams had asked former players — including Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams — to talk to the young players at the Rams facility in L.A. They had scheduled Dickerson to speak on Wednesday.
But a rep for the Rams tells TMZ Sports that Dickerson didn’t want to hold a classroom lecture … instead, he suggested the players come to his home for a casual dinner and conversation.
The rep says the ENTIRE rookie class accepted the invitation — everyone from #1 overall pick Jared Goff to the undrafted 1st year players … roughly 20 players in total.
As for what they discussed, that’s between them — but we’re guessing it was a lot of the usual … don’t get arrested, don’t spend your money on dumb stuff, act like a pro, etc.
Hopefully the rookies paid attention — and weren’t distracted by the awards, trophies and replica Hall of Fame bust.